Transcription service: wills, apprentice records, deeds, leases, diaries, journals, original correspondence etc.
A freelance professional genealogist since 2005, I undertake family history, local history and related research at all major London record offices as well as local record offices in London and Middlesex . I have considerable experience researching a wide range of records, I am a member of the Society of Genealogists and am listed as a freelance researcher with London national and local record offices.
With decades of experience of research in many record offices and a sound knowledge of the records available in the London record offices, I have helped numerous clients in the UK and overseas to learn more of their family history, or to add detail to their own research (see feedback). For anyone with London ancestors, particularly in the 18th and 19th century, the London archives can be a rich source of information and many sources can be overlooked.
I offer a reliable and efficient research service at:
I also undertake family history and related research in West Sussex at:
Payment methods accepted: Paypal, sterling cheque, sterling bankers' draft. UK clients may pay by bank transfer from their second search onwards.
No extra charges for travelling time, report writing or travel expenses to any of the archives listed above.
Other archives by special arrangement.
To enquire about a possible search please e-mail your enquiry or complete the enquiry form to contact me about possible research. Please include in your e-mail any information you feel is relevant. For a free initial assessment, please use the enquiry form or summarise your enquiry in an e-mail and send no more than 3 attachments. A £30.00 enquiry assessment fee will be charged to assess complex enquiries with more than 3 attachments. I regret that I cannot provide a free initial assessment if I'm asked to visit a website to locate information from your published family tree or to view relevant material; please summarise your enquiry in an e-mail accompanied by no more than 3 attachments.
Please note I am a professional researcher and am unable to respond to requests for general information or advice.
I also undertake documentary research for authors and television companies (UK-based and overseas). In 2012, I produced a handlist of useful research resources for the Crime Writers’ Association. Please contact me with details of your research enquiry.
Coming to London in 2020 or 2021 to discover your family's origins? I can help you get the most from your stay. Pre-visit planning helps use your time efficiently and ensures you visit the correct archive to view the records you need to research your family history.